Adventures in Babysitting

She thought babysitting was easy money - until she started hanging out with the Andersons.

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Elisabeth Shue thought she was in for a night of Häagen-Dazs and bedtime stories, but winds up stranding three children in downtown Chicago in the 1987 comedy Adventures In Babysitting. Can the teenager get her charges safely back to suburbia before the parents learn they’ve been crashing frat parties, stealing porn mags from mafioso, and dangling from skyscrapers after curfew?  And is Chris Columbus’ directorial debut also part of the Thor retrospective?  Find out when you become a Now Playing Patron this July, or you’ll be left singing the Babysitter’s Blues.     

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Original Title
Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures in Babysitting
Chris Columbus
Debra Hill, Lynda Obst
David Simkins
Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Calvin Levels, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller, George Newbern, John Ford Noonan, Bradley Whitford, Ron Canada, John Davis Chandler, Dan Ziskie, Allan Aarons, Marcia Bennett, Rummy Bishop, David Blacker, Lolita Davidovich, John Dee, Monica Devereux, Clarke Devereux, Richard Rebiere, Rick Goldman, Deryck Hazel, John Hemphill, Frank Hill, Philip Honey, Clark Johnson, Maryann Kelman, Kirsten Kieferle, Peter Lavender, Kevin Lund, Southside Johnny, Allan Merovitz, Sam Moses, Les Nirenberg, Juan Ramírez, Diane Robin, Sandi Ross, Charlene Shipp, Sandra Shuman, Linda Sorensen, Walter Woodson, Jaap Broeker, Billy Branch, Albert Collins, Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio, David Simkins, Andrew Shue
1 h 42 min
Release Date
1 July 1987
When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up Chris' friend Brenda. Soon, Brad's buddy Daryl is involved, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians and much more.

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